The Islamic Society of Markham is building the first purpose built masjid in the town of Markham on a 2-acre piece of land at the intersections of Denison Street and Middlefield Road. The town of Markham is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada and has approximately 10,000 Muslims. Most of the Muslims in this community are first generation immigrants from all over the world, who settled here in the early 1980s and are primarily professionals and working class people. Jame Masjid Markham has become a focal point for the Muslims of Markham. It is centrally located in the midst of a Muslim community and service the religious, social and recreational needs for this community.